M.Ed. Clinical Experiences
M.Ed. students complete 100 art therapy pre-practicum and practicum hours, and 600 internship hours. At least 350 hours are in direct client contact in art therapy. Consistent with the University mission, art therapy students have a wide variety of clinical experiences with groups and individuals of all ages having various abilities and disabilities, both on and off campus.
Students begin to accrue hours working with individuals in sites off campus in AED 6320 Art Therapy Introduction and Ethics and in AED 7500 Multicultural Issues in Art Education/Art Therapy. In the second year, students work in our campus community art therapy "workshop" through the AED 7380 Art Therapy Practicum course. Upon completion of practicum, students apply for internship (AED 7890 Internship).